1374 posts • joined 13 Jan 2009
Re: What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability
Thumb up! Despite the misuse of awesome ;)
To all conspiracy muppets out there
So, Nvidia was bought by NASA.
Re keyboard life-forms
That's why I take the keyboard to the sink every couple of months. Not that I'd mind the life-forms per se. But I can't stand when it bites my fingers when I fall asleep again at work.
Re: Give rhe devil his due .,,
Couldn't agree more.
Had to make use of this bloody BSOD while developing NT device drivers. Still have nightmares of useless dumps popping at my head.
Re: "Sex is great in books.... "
They wouldn't know for sure. They have only read about it.
Phew... there was me, being scared to death by the thought that they might even procreate...
"Sex is great in books.... "
And I thought sex was great having. Stupid me! You live and learn...
Re: "Seven" and "one"
Strange life-forms, those missuses. I mean, I don't give a toss about football, being it any cup or not. And she hates football. Unless another WC comes along... Seven and one would, unfortunately, only partly work as there are another two nations incorporated into her.
The temporary injunction only bans Uber from arranging taxi services with unlicensed drivers (given they charge more than the pure cost of operation). As far as I'm concerned, I can neither see why this should be a bad thing or prevent progress. It only seems that Uber needs to vet its drivers. If I want some unlicensed drivers I can make use of one of the illegal minicab drivers that loiter in the early hours around London's night clubs.
Re: Geckos! Frozen Geckos!
They all taste like chicken.
"Hope they were insured!"
Who, the geckos or Roscosmos?
You're being ironic about irony...?
it might explain other strange phenomena like odd socks being eaten by the washing machine
This has already sufficiently been explained and got nothing to do with crazy universe models: it's the other pieces of clothing agreeing on sacrificing a sock to the Great God of Washing. Proof: put only one sock on its own through the washing cycle and it won't disappear - socks usually are not suicidal.
Re "which could potentially bypass missile defences"
On a more serious note, I'd say it could potentially bypass today's missile defences. Once such weapons become feasible surely the development of defence systems wouldn't stagnate.
"Happily no one was hurt"
No dauntless playmonaut on board? No wonder it failed.
Re "...can lead to internal friction"
internal friction aka corporate masturbation.
nah, that'd be "nM"
SF writers may be technophobes. I'm neither of which. But I still think MS Word is crap for writing anything more than a couple of pages.
"Microsoft is losing the hearts and minds of British Science Fiction writers"
Both of them.
Re: must be a Europe thing?
MondoMan, not only in the US where the lower-to-middle end hotel chains supply...free wifi and others don't. Yes, I'm looking e.g. at you, bloody Renaissance in Brussels.
No matter what. She's everywhere.
Re: Nubile young women lusting...
Dude, I see what you mean. That's why you should retire to the cave you emerged from. Shoo!
Which audio format sounds better?
There's an interesting Gruaniad article on "how much difference is there between MP3, CD and 24-bit audio?" So far so good. Unfortunately, not a blind and let alone a double blind test was applied and hence, as any ful no, the conclusions are utter bollocks.
It's about data, data transformation, data compression and science. Wouldn't you, El Reg, not be in a much better position to do such research the proper scientific way? (Heck, I might even try to attempt it myself if I found some time...)
Can someone please help me?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari ... but it turns out that his former employer Atari had even better balls than him
It's not my brightest day, I'm almost falling asleep and I just can't relate the headline to the article.
Re: The mind boggles.
We can only hope you are right, jake, we can only hope...
Re: Philosophical question
Did they issue an ASBO?
the gras is greener on the other side
So, the poor chicken would continuously be crossing the road until it starves?
(wouldn't be that surprised...)
Re: Ever kept chickens?
Of course, it's brain-dead. I mean, it successfully committed suicide, ceased to exist, popped its clogs, kicked the bucket: dead, brain-dead!
How may snaps in a row?
They didn't mention that the camera can only capture one frame at that speed before having to recover for umpteen milliseconds. Of course, I don't know - I'm just asking.
Re: Aiding and Abetting?
...wannabe crime novelists and fifty people with ghoulish imaginations...
Shoot 'em all! I thought current custom was to at least ban them from flying?
Re: As always, good work
And to misquote you "a single spike mounted into the rear", you are a bit of a pervert. (Or is that me?)
"Yes, we know, the weekend has come early this week...."
Indeed, that's my last working day of the week - for the whole nation here, apparently. How did you know?
That's just enough to send my boss into space. $5m you say? Put it on travel expenses, but make sure he signs it before his departure.
Re: Water supplies?
Drop by if you need a glass of water.
JeffyPoooh, you aren't American, are you? Otherwise you'd be armed to your teeth to protect your well from every intruder. Anyway, around here it's also wells. And if someone makes it to my place he/she's very welcome to get some water, even more than a glass.
Re: US Immigration
Can't really confirm the absence of humour. When I arrived there with the significant other, we were asked for how long we've been together. "How long?! And you aren't married? Go to Vegas!!"
Then again, probably he was serious... But at least friendly.
Re: Do you suppose it's suspicious...
Not only suspicious. I'd certainly say you are a TERRORIST!
Re: Nah... if it had been dumped from the air
Splattered, yes. The much smaller seagull poo splatters as well but it's still freaking disgusting if it hits you.
I don't believe you. If you were in Mexico you wouldn't be able to post that quickly.
AC/DC != DC/AC
Re: "Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik" @AC
I beg to differ. This being El Reg's comments I crossed out the "right" word.
Re: "Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik" @AC
Wow! Können wir starten einen Deutschen thread in El Reg
Re: "Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik"
Nein, leserlich ist es schon, nur etwas zerfrickelt.
Gut für uns grammar Nazis! (Guys, what's grammar nazi in German?)
Vorsprung durch Grossdatentechnik, is rather what they'd like to say in Germany.
I do understand why the driver abandoned the car when Adele came on stereo. But wouldn't it be easier to simply switch it off or to a different radio station?
Re: It does make a difference
Couldn't agree more (well, the case with the drunk in the backseat sounds rather silly though).
Now for something completely off topic but as you being a Scottish cop, by any chance do you happen to be in Aberdeenshire? You know, your indeed very friendly colleagues in Fraserburgh still have a 35mm film roll or two of mine, which they were supposed to send me back about ten years ago... Guess I have to write them off, don't I? ;-)
"... it is no more distracting that talking to the passengers who are in the car with you"
Handheld vs hands-free
Besides the obvious "banning didn't affect the use" comment, IIRC there were already studies which showed that whether using a mobile handheld or hands-free didn't really make a difference and both distracted the driver equally.
Back then (the original three) they were just great! It's space, it's light sabers, it's laser guns, and a girl - what's not to like. Years later I sat in the cinema for Episode I. And fell asleep instantly. Couldn't be bothered to watch any other one - did I miss something?
Re: I fear robot rebellion
So, on one hand I wear a robo-hand and in the other carry a cattle prod to defeat it whenever need be?
There was me, expecting something like Thing T. Thing...
- Review Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. How about... oh, your battery died
- 'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
- +Comment EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper
- Moon landing was real and WE CAN PROVE IT, says Nvidia
- Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst